On This Day

What Happened in March 1834

Historical Events

  • Mar 6 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
  • Mar 9 French Foreign Legion is founded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Charles Darwin, aboard HMS Beagle, anchors in the recently British-acquired Falklands Islands for the first time

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Mar 18 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Pennsylvania (275 m long)
  • Mar 18 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union
  • Mar 28 Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • Mar 6 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)
  • Mar 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)

Person of interestGottlieb Daimler

Mar 17 Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor, designed 1st motorcycle, born in Schorndorf, Kingdom of W├╝rttemberg (d. 1900)

Engineer and inventor Gottlieb Daimler
Engineer and inventor
Gottlieb Daimler
  • Mar 20 Charles William Elliot, President of Harvard (1869-1909), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 22 Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 23 Julius Reubke, composer
  • Mar 24 John Wesley Powell, American geologist/explorer/ethnologist
  • Mar 24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 31 Religious leader Brigham Young (32) weds herbalist Mary Ann Angell (27)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 12 Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, German mathematician (circle of Feuerbach), dies at 33